Report: Chelsea at risk of having to finish the season without Pedro

Chelsea winger Pedro Rodriguez has reportedly agreed to join Roma in the summer which means he is in doubt to play past June 30.

The 32-year-old is in the final days of his contract at Stamford Bridge, five years after joined from Barcelona in 2015.

According to a report from the Telegraph, Pedro’s summer switch to Serie A could prevent him from signing a temporary deal to play until the end of the delayed season.

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The report said the Spaniard may not want to risk injury ahead of the move as he already agreed to a two-year contract with an option of a third with Roma.

Pedro has been mostly used a back-up under Frank Lampard, with just nine appearances in the Premier League this season so far.

However, with Willian also facing the same situation, losing two experienced players in the same position would be a big blow for Frank Lampard, particularly considering Chelsea will still have to play in July and August.

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At the moment, Lampard also has Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount as his options, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek also capable of playing as a makeshift attacker when in need.

It would be unfair to criticise Pedro on this, though, as most Chelsea fans would likely support Timo Werner’s reported decision to miss RB Leipzig’s Champions League matches in order to fly to London early.

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